DMACC prepares to assist displaced Maytag workers

DMACC prepares to assist displaced Maytag workers
 
Date May 11, 2006
Section(s) Local News
   
 
Special to Daily News

Des Moines Area Community College officials announced they are standing by to support any workers affected by Whirlpool Corporation’s announcement that all Maytag operations will be shut down.

DMACC President Robert Denson said his school will be working closely with the Iowa Workforce Development, Iowa Department of Economic Development, the City of Newton and Whirlpool Corp. to ensure each worker receives individual attention during the time of transition.

“Our goal is to assist these outstanding workers with the next phase of their career and to help ensure that they find great jobs in central Iowa,” Denson said in a press release. “They have proven their ability to contribute while working for Maytag and will provide them with new skills and training as they find continued career success. We will work hard to expand our programs to meet their demands.”

DMACC officials are encouraging affected employees to visit the Newton campus to visit with the school’s academic advisors.

Maytag workers are welcome to come in anytime and visit …” said Mary Entz, provost of the Newton campus.

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